5-10 for 2023-2024
(eventually Grades K-12)
850 N. Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88011
M-F 8:00 - 3:30
The Explore Academy Educational Model
Innovative and creative as never before seen in education, the Explore Academy Educational Model reinvents the entire learning process. For more information about the Explore Academy experience, visit the home page.
History of Explore Academy - Las Cruces
The first Explore Academy opened its doors as a New Mexico state-authorized charter school in August 2014. The founding team applied for Explore Academy - Las Cruces in June of 2019 and in the spring of 2021, the Public Education Department approved the school's charter.
Explore Academy - Las Cruces opened its doors to students in the fall of 2021.
Explore Academy LCS partners with Explore Learning Systems (ELS) to implement the innovative Explore Learning model, an educational framework based on choice that promotes student growth and responsibility while providing an individualized educational path for each student.
To contact the School Administration, please call the main line or email the Receptionist.
Head Administrator Karen Casedy
Principal Valery Ratliff-Parker
Receptionist/Health Assistant Maria Silva
Back-to-School Guide (2022-23) *NEW*
Course Catalog (2022-23) *NEW*
PowerSchool Student/Parent Login
SCHOOL STORE OPTIONS
STUDENT SCHEDULING LINKS
MIDDLE SCHOOL (Gr 6-7)
Q1 . Q2 . Q3 . Q4
HIGH SCHOOL (All 8th/9th Graders)
T1 . T2 . T3 . T4 . T5 . T6 . T7 . T8
For any issues with student account logins, please enter a Tech Support ticket here.
to add grades K-5
and to increase the enollment cap.
INTRO VIDEO SERIES
Several introductory videos are available here for families to learn more about the school's procedures, including enrollment process, mid/high schedules, college prep, dress code, technology, and discipline. All are brief (under 10 minutes). Keep checking back for more videos!
To learn how to view grades and attendance in PowerSchool, please click and watch this four-minute video.
National School Lunch Program
Free and Reduced Lunch Application
Academic, Business, and Support Services
SURVEY FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS!
Annually, we collect data about the needs, concerns, and opinions of our school community. We use this data to drive decisions for federal and state funding applications, school initiatives, academic programs, etc.
We value your honest feedback and look forward to your responses. Deadline is April 17
Fill out the stakeholder survey here
EXPLORE WITH US
Introducción En Español
*NEW* 2023-24 School Year (Gr 5-10)
For families who are interested in learning more about Explore Academy and the model.
Wednesday 5/31- 5:00-6:00 PM
VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS
For families that have been accepted and are currently in the enrollment process, we are providing virtual principal office hours
each week for parents to meet with
our school leaders.
See the office hours times below:
Click on the time to join the meeting
The lottery for grade 5 was
held on April 24, 2023.
The lottery for grades 6-10 was
held on March 9, 2023.
Enrollment emails for accepted students in grades 6-10 should be received by families
on or before April 14th. Acceptance letters for grade 5 will be sent by April 28th. After the lotteries, enrollment will continue as long as seats are still available.
INTERESTED TEACHERS & STAFF
For the 2022-23 school year, Explore Academy is accepting applications for many positions. Visit our Careers page to learn more or complete the online application.
Generally the second Wednesday
of each month
6:00 pm via Zoom (link on agenda)
Current Agenda and Public Notice
Open Meetings Act (OMA) Resolution
NM Open Meetings Act Compliance Guide
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS
To request any public records pertaining to
Explore Academy - Las Cruces please email us, using "Public Records Request" as the subject. List the specific information requested in the body of the email.